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Great support among psychiatrists in Belgium to retain euthanasia as option in psychiatric suffering
Aug 12, 2020

On Tuesday the 11th of August, the End-of-life Care Research Group (VUB-UGent) published a study about the willingness among psychiatrists to take a concrete, active role in euthanasia procedures when it comes to psychiatric suffering. The results are ambiguous.

First data published about the effect of the New Jersey Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act
Aug 10, 2020

On Friday the 31st of July 2020, the state Department of Health of New Jersey released their 2019 Data Summary about the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, that is in force since the 1st of August last year. 

Uruguayan RTD Society is born, together with a bill to legalize euthanasia in Uruguay
Aug 5, 2020

On August 5, 2020, GRUPO DE APOYO PARA UNA MUERTE ASISTIDA DIGNA EN URUGUAY (M.A.D.U) is born in public. At the same time there is a bill in Uruguay's parliament to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, presented by senator Ope Pasquet.  

This September: New Zealand referendum on VAD - can you help?
Aug 3, 2020

New Zealanders are voting in a referendum in September to pass their End of Life Choice Act into law. Dying with Dignity New South Wales (Australia) asks for help to ensure this referendum succeeds.

Associazione Luca Coscioni publishes press release
Aug 3, 2020

In reaction to the acquittal of Mina Welby and Marco Cappato by the Court of Appeal of Massa on the 27th of July, Associazione Luca Coscioni came with a press release (Italian). 
You can read the English version here. (Thanks to Joop Agterberg for the translation.)

Two doctors in Japan suspected of homicide with consent
Jul 27, 2020

In Japan, the police has arrested two doctors on suspicion of killing a woman with a progressive degenerative disease at her request. 

Japan RTD Society JSDD publishes Newsletter 178
Jul 27, 2020

Dutch member of parliament submitted a bill for assisted dying
Jul 27, 2020

In the Netherlands, the social-liberal party (D66) submitted their long awaited bill on end-of-life guidance for elderly people. If the bill would pass, older people who consider their own lives to be complete can end their lives with help of professional attendants.

Exit International presents NuTech Conference 2020
Jul 16, 2020

The 2020 NuTech Conference will be held on Saturday 26 September, via Livestream. The theme of this year's NuTech is 'The Dementia Dilemma'. More information: NuTech2020 Website

Friends At The End publishes Spring 2020 Newsletter
Jul 10, 2020

This May, Friends At The End (FATE) publishes the Spring 2020 Newsletter.

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